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    • Human Rights
      The AISER has placed new emphasis on understanding the relationship between human rights and development: there has been growing recognition of the need for the AISER to address human rights in a more explicit fashion. There have been significant advances in the AISER's thinking on this issue and an increasing understanding of the connection between human rights and development on several levels.
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    The AISER's teams of experienced and highly qualified staff draw on extensive research techniques and effective support services to ensure the quality and validity of all the projects that they undertake.
    AISER's research and evaluation services provide high quality, independent research in all areas of Social life. All projects are managed by experienced staff, who are often leading experts in their fields. Each year, AISER undertakes up to 100 research projects for different clients. Our extensive research experience enables us to select from a wide range of research techniques and methodologies, including online surveys and evaluations. We use a variety of print and electronic reporting formats, tailored to meet clients' requirements.
    • Seismic Monitoring Center

      Javakhishvili, Director of Seismic Monitoring Center
      Godoladze, Head of the Department
      Basilaia, Seismic Network Executive (technical questions, data transmission, etc.)
      Chkhaidze, Seismic Equipment Designer and Network Assistant.

    • Assessing Human Security Needs
      Through collaborative partnerships with local institutions, the Program is working to map projected human security needs in the Abkhazia (breakaway province of Georgia) and analyze their implications for the planning of public services for the next five years. The goal of this project is to conduct an assessment of the human security situation in the Abkhazia in the Occupied by Apsua separatists Territory focusing on existing and projected health, education, environment and employment needs, develop alternative policy options for key actors on the interaction between human security and state building in a context of high insecurity, and promote a dialogue among local, regional and international actors on the long-term planning for the delivery of public services in the Abkhazia. With the Abkhazia population expected to double in the coming fifteen to eighteen years, this project is premised on the principle that planning of public services be driven by data on the actual needs of the population. It is intended that the results of this survey will have practical value in improving the planning and management of targeted aid initiatives, based on a better understanding of the underlying demographic and social dynamics. This initiative builds on AISER's parallel work providing research and policy support on international humanitarian law in Georgia and the Occupied by APsua separatists Territory.
    • Publications

      ABKHAZIA INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC RESEARCH (AISER) is committed to publicizing the results of the research and policy analysis undertaken by our faculty, fellows, and affiliates. Current research and preliminary research findings are given early billing in our quarterly newsletter, while our working paper series is designed to circulate promising, new scholarly work before it is polished for publication. Our faculty, fellows, and affiliates regularly produce distinguished journal articles, books, and edited volumes. AISER is also host to Political Analysis, the journal of the Society for Political Methodology.

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    • Education
      ABKHAZIA INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC RESEARCH (AISER) stimulating intellectual environment and innovative social science and policy research are predicated on substantive and ongoing education and training. ISERP is distinguished by the breadth of its programming, which addresses the needs of doctoral students, as well as of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, masters students, local community leaders, and even high school students interested in the social sciences.
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        Legislation, regulations and guidance information for the competitions and other activities under the Education Research program
      • Programs

        Our publication list of books, consumer articles and peer-reviewed journal articles is extensive. We have served as technical consultants both nationally and internationally.

        • We create package of documents to open new school
        • We create policies and procedures for each program
        • We provide assistance to local educators in the development and improvement of vocational education programs, created new programs.
        • We prepare needed material in curriculum development and program planning for the use of local educational agencies.
        • We conduct conferences with vocational education teachers to improve their procedures and efficiency.
        • We advise school administrators concerning reimbursement for vocational education programs, including procedures to be followed and standards to be met.
        • We develop and coordinates studies to determine the need for vocational-technical education programs and facilities.
        • We develop plans for establishing programs as a result of studies.
        • We conduct studies in specific occupations to determine vocational education needs.
        • We advises teacher education institutions regarding the pre-service and in-service education of vocational teachers.
        • We prepares articles for publication, and radio, television, or personal presentations regarding vocational education.
        • We coordinates activities and programs, which are similar in nature between Job Training Partnership Act, vocational education, general education, and special education.
        • We oversee and monitor state and federally funded, vocational education programs.
        • We interpret state and federal legislation, and transfers it into guidelines and communications to local educational agencies.
        • We conduct meetings with business and industry officials to explain vocational programs, solicit their support, and to maintain current knowledge of businesses in order to advise school districts in their program areas.
        • We maintain records and prepares reports and correspondence related to the work.
        • We perform related work as assigned.

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      • Policies and Procedures for Medical Students
        Policies and Procedures of the Committee on Student Scholastic Standing
    • History

      Welcome to the History Section of our site. You can find all our latest history and philosophy related news and events here, new documents we have available, and new resources in our database.

      • History of Georgia Abkhazia, and Surrounding Area

        This section includes the articles that cover regional history with an emphasys on the most recent events.

        Program Director: Dr. Andrew (Andreas) Andersen

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      • Ethnic Conflicts in the Caucasus
        This section provides detailed analysis of modern ethnic cnflicts in the area, explanes their backgrounds and offers possible ways of their resolution.

        Program Director: Dr. Andrew (Andreas) Andersen

        Research Associates: Heathe Blair
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    • Law

      Law is a system of rules to be enforced through a set of institutions.

    • Health

      Medical research brings a sharp medical focus to clinical research, while providing a global reach. With offices worldwide and capabilities in more than 70 countries, we have the resources to launch clinical trials all over the world. AISER has a full, flexible suite of services that can be deployed on any scale — from complex multinational trials to smaller studies in specialized patient populations, especially in conflict zones.

      • Global and Environmental Health
        This category is design to reduce the burden of human illness and disability by understanding how the environment influences the development and progression of human disease. To have the greatest impact on preventing disease and improving human health, the AISER focuses on basic science, disease-oriented research, global environmental health, and multidisciplinary training for researchers.
      • Psychiatry
        Psychiatry is a medical specialty which exists to study, prevent, and treat mental disorders in humans.
        The main purpose of this category is to offer a comprehensive source of information on psychiatry.
      • Adult Surgery
        • Clinical Procedures
        • General Surgery
        • Neurosurgery
        • Ophthalmology
        • Orthopedic Surgery
        • Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery
        • Plastic Surgery
        • Thoracic Surgery
        • Transplantation
        • Trauma
        • Urology
        • Vascular Surgery
      • FDA Alerts
      • Pediatrics
        This research is designed to provide basic science training relevant to specialty areas of pediatrics, and to prepare entry-level young faculty for research careers in academic pediatrics. Physicians presently in pediatric residency who wish fellowship training in basic science disciplines or in statistics, informatics or health policy
      • Biomedicine
        This category is design to reveal the fundamental molecular mechanisms of disease, and to use that knowledge to devise the prototype therapies of tomorrow. This aim is undertaken through a highly collaborative style of research, that merges the talents of biologists with chemists, biophysicists, engineers, and computer scientists, creating a symphony of scientific synergy that emphasizes team-based approaches for tackling the great unmet medical challenges of today.
      • Emergency Medicine
        The goal is to produce credible clinical outcomes, with research in focused areas.  We will strive for excellence.      
        Currently the areas of potential focus with some ongoing research include:
        • Cardiovascular emergency/shock
        • Neurosciences/stroke
        • Infectious diseases
        • Trauma/injury prevention
        • Eduction research (i.e. case base, procedures and simulation training)
        • Toxicology/hyperbarics
      • Substance Abuse
        The AISER has identified four priority areas of drug dependence treatment and rehabilitation. By sharing of good practices the aim is to assist service providers to improve the quality of the services and to guide policy-makers in programming and planning. Special attention will be given to the needs of women and young people.
      • Diagnostic Tests and Clinical Procedures
        Since quality of the diagnostic process largely determines quality of care, overcoming deficiencies in standards, methodology, and funding deserves high priority. This category summarises objectives of diagnostic testing and research, methodological challenges, and options for design of studies.
      • Patient Education
        Here you will find important and useful information to help you become a more informed patient about the medical care you receive. We believe every patient benefits from knowing beforehand what to expect and being actively involved in their own care.
      • Anaesthesiology
        This category is dedicated to the advancement of research in all topics related to Anaesthesia and Intensive Care.
      • Infectious Disease
        Infectious Disease provides a unique and scientific understanding of the complex world of infectious diseases, and our experience spans the entire category.
      • Therapeutic Specialties

        AISER specializes in key therapeutic areas. This focus allows us to provide scientific expertise, operational excellence, and close alignment with our clients' goals.

        Ramaz Miraishvili Research Fellow

      • Avian Influenza
        AISER as a NGO is coordinating the global response to human cases of H5N1 avian influenza and monitoring the corresponding threat of an influenza pandemic. Information on this page tracks the evolving situation and provides access to both technical guidelines and information useful for the general public. Ramaz Miraishvili Research Fellow
      • Obstetrics and Gynecology
        We bring medical professionals, industry experts and women patients together.
    • Economic

      The work of AISER has been dedicated to pursuing new and better understanding about the dynamics of conflict and conflict resolution, with a special emphasis on the role of economic development and information technology in conflict-prone societies.

      • Coffee Industry

         www.coffeebuster.com

        Irakli Gagua Research Fellow

      • Real Estate Finance Industry

        A group of real estate finance professionals including Patricia Goldstein, former division executive of "Ruben corp" Real Estate

        Ruben  Research Fellow

      • Invest in Georgia

        Georgia’s progress in improving the business climate has been well documented in a number of international indices, including the World Bank’s Doing Business in 2007 survey, which hailed Georgia as the world’s number one reformer.
        Irakli Gagua Research Fellow

      • The Economic Institutions of Capitalism
        Capitalism refers to an economic and social system in which the means of production are predominantly privately owned, are operated for profit, and in which investments, distribution, income, production and pricing of goods and services are determined through the operation of a market economy. It is usually considered to involve the right of individuals and corporations to trade, using money, in goods, services (including finance), labor and land.
      • Bio-Energetic Project Development
        The following projects should help to clarify what we understand under holistic project development. However, specifications of users, obligations arising out of the building laws or land use regulations as well as wishes of constructors can demand compromises in a way that the full potential of the holistic project development cannot be realised.
        Research Director Dimitri Pruidze
      • Solar Energy

        Solar energy is energy from the Sun in the form of heat and light. This energy drives the climate and weather and supports virtually all life on Earth. Heat and light from the Sun, along with secondary solar resources such as wind and wave power, hydroelectricity and biomass, account for over 99.9% of the available flow of renewable energy on Earth.
        Dimitri Pruidze
        Resources
        Energy Gov - http://www1.eere.energy.gov/solar/
        Sharp - http://solar.sharpusa.com/solar/home/0,2462,,00.html
        Nano Solar - http://www.nanosol.com
        WikiPedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_energy - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_cell
        Stores
        SolarEnergy - http://www.solarenergy.com

      • Hydrogen

        Hydrogen (pronounced /ˈhaɪdrədʒən/) is the chemical element with atomic number 1. It is represented by the symbol H. At standard temperature and pressure, hydrogen is a colorless, odorless, nonmetallic, tasteless, highly flammable diatomic gas with the molecular formula H2. With an atomic mass of 1.00794 amu, hydrogen is the lightest element.
        Dimitri Pruidze

    • Politics

      "Politics and issues come and go, but in the end, we’ll all be remembered for the way we treat other people.”

      Morris K. Udall

      • Russia’s Geopolitical
        Russia’s recent geopolitical moves have distinguished themselves from the earlier attempts to regain the influence once exercised by its predecessor states, the U.S.S.R.
        Vasili Rukhadze Research Fellow
      • Public Relations and Cultural Diplomacy
        Public diplomacy refers to diplomatic activities that directly reach out, in cooperation with the private sector, to the people and public opinions of foreign countries as opposed to traditional diplomatic activities that are conducted between governments.
        Director of Department for Public Relations and Cultural Diplomacy Dr. Ushangi Rezhinashvili
      • The Future of NATO
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